Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

4.2
#2 of 22 in Parks in Winnipeg
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Come and see the animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo, just minutes from the downtown area. Opened in 1904, the zoo boasts a collection of more than 1,500 animals and birds of nearly 200 species. Stroll along the many scenic walking routes to explore the recreated natural habitats and their residents--from the bear enclosures and the North American Plains area, to the aviary and the butterfly garden. The zoo encourages education through interaction, and provides a wealth of information to benefit visitors of all ages. Make Assiniboine Park Zoo part of your personalized Winnipeg itinerary using our Winnipeg journey maker website.
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  • We went on a Saturday : We are late 40's and no kids ( ever ) wrong day to go. Tons of screaming kids and ignorant parents. Covid wasn't happening here apparently. Only about 50 % in masks, those...  more »
  • My husband and I visited with our granddaughter who is 4. The walk through the zoo was greeted with empty exhibits and crowds that were not well monitored especially in the Journey to Churchill...  more »
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  • I am rating it as 3 stars because they claim the zoo is open winter and summer. I went during winter and, unfortunately, I didn't fully experienced the visit. The "warm zones" are sometimes too spread out in the zoo and some are really closed to each other. Animal selection is awesome, we loved to see them. Some were sleeping, but hey, that shouldn't change your experience. Location is a bit far from city center, but easily accessible. Staff was friendly and they looked devoted to work their. Price was fair, 43$ with taxes for 2 adults, and the buildings look well maintained. Pathway in the zoo is good, but not well indicated on the map (mostly because it was winter). Overall, winter experience may not be for everyone, and not convenient for families with young children (hard to push strollers in snow). Pathways are plowed, but there's still ice/snow on them. Summer experience should be awesome though.
  • The 'new' zoo is much improved. The focus is on northern animals (although not exclusively) and the jewel is the "Voyage to Churchill". This is the polar bear and seal environment that is exceptional. The zoo currently has 9 polar bears, mostly rescued from northern Manitoba. They have a large roaming area but there are many vantage points. The highlight is the underwater tunnel, where, if you're lucky, you can watch the bears cavort. There are always seals who seem eager to perform. There are other northern animals and birds as well as South American animals in a tropical house. Lots more to see and they're building more. Highly recommended
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